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So Grateful Tutorial with Gillian Nelson

Gillian Nelson (Blog: Gillian Nelson | Instagram: @gnelson05 | Pinterest: @gilliann | Twitter: @GillianNelson05) created this "Grateful Frame" and has a step-by-step tutorial for it!

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Supplies: Amy Tangerine Stitched (368968) – After Glow Thickers, (368958) – Felted Paper, (368953) – Flora Paper, (368955) – Meadow Paper, (368954) – Applique Paper, (368941) – Garden Paper; Shimelle (368155) – Swanson Paper, (368142) – Hall Paper, (368147) – Harding Paper; Haunted Hollow (368672) – Book of Spells Paper; Pen (PP05-62321) – Precision .05; Adhesive – Tombo Mono Glue; Die Cut Machine, Cut File (Design #64493) – Silhouette; Bulletin Board and Thumbtacks – Mega Brands International

1. Die cut the word "grateful" from patterned paper using the Silhouette Cameo and a font, or like I did here, a cut file made out of your own handwriting. (I have a post on my blog about how to accomplish this fun technique.) I made this die cut approximately 11" wide.
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2. Apply craft glue to the reverse side of the die cut.
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3. Adhere the word to the upper left corner of an 18 x 22 bulletin board.
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4. Print multiple copies of miniature cards reading "I am grateful for: " on white cardstock, and trim to 2.25 x 3.5" size.
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5. Select various patterned papers from the Stitched, Shimelle, and Haunted Hollow lines, and trim them into a corresponding number of 2.75 x 4" rectangles.
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6. Ink the edges of the "grateful" cards and adhere one each to the patterned paper blocks.
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7. Create a box large enough to hold the cards from patterned paper. I used a Silhouette die cut, but you could also use a box from a deck of cards for this purpose and cover the surfaces of the box with patterned paper. Add a label to the front of the box with text that says, "and here's why…"
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8. Apply Thickers to the bulletin board above the "grateful" die cut. Use thumbtacks to hang the box on the bulletin board under the "grateful" die cut.
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9. Store your gratitude cards in the box, along with a pen, and hang in a prominent spot in your home so that your family will see it often and add to it to celebrate the spirit of this season.
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Switch out the cards and colors to match the holidays throughout the year!